Installing and Importing Astra Sites

Creating a site right from scratch can be a pain. You need to come up with an idea, a design, content, images and a lot more. This takes a long long time. However, with Astra, you can save a lot of time by importing readymade sites we’ve created that can be tweaked a little and made into your own.

How Does that work?

Step 1: Download the Astra Sites plugin from the WordPress repository (or our store if you have bought the Astra agency package for premium sites)

Step 2: Install it like any other plugin. Activate it.

Step 3: Once activated, you’ll find a new menu under appearance menu: Appearance -> Astra Sites

Step 4: Under this tab, you will find all the ready sites as shown below.

Step 5: Click on a site you wish to use. You will see a preview of the site with some additional details. You will also be prompted to install the plugins that are used in a site. Simply click on install and these plugins will get automatically installed on your website.

Step 6: Once you install & activate these, you can see the “Import site” button, by clicking on which you can import the site on your website.

Step 7: Click on “Import this site” button which will make your website, just like ours in a few seconds by importing some of the things as below from our server to your website –

  • All Pages
  • All Posts
  • WordPress Menus
  • Customizer Settings
  • Settings of Required Plugins for the particular site.
  • Media files like images, etc.

Some Notes – 

  1. It is recommended to import site on a fresh WordPress installation. If you would like to reset your current WordPress installation to make it like a fresh, brand new website, you may use a plugin like this.
  2. Though we try to use free and non-copyrighted images in all of the ready Astra Sites, we can not take the legal responsibility. We recommend you replace the images after importing.
  3. Some of the images would be commercial and if you like to use them, you may purchase them independently. We include a “Credits” page with links to all sources in all Astra Sites.
  4. Astra Sites Plugin has two variations. The first version is free and hosted on WordPress.org repository that can import all free sites. Whereas, our customers who have bought the Astra agency package, have an access to the premium sites after activating the license.